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Poster: clashcity Date: Mar 15, 2014 10:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Microshafted: Even though tens of millions of people use XP, f'em

Certainly apples and oranges in that one you buy and the other is free.

It doesn't change the fact that there is a life cycle to these systems and eventually support for them will end.

Just because you bought a computer from Dell or whoever with Windows XP on it 7 years ago doesn't entitle you to support for the system as long as you desire.

If you had installed a free open source OS you would still contend with similar circumstances and you would certainly contend with a steeper learning curve in terms of maintaining the system yourself - though they have improved the process drastically in the Linux world.

This post was modified by clashcity on 2014-03-16 05:11:06